CARDHU 18 Y.O 18 YO 70 CL
Characterised by maturation in sherry casks, this version differs from the classic 18 year-old version which is aged mainly in second-fill bourbon casks. This 18 year-old expresses lovely fruity notes of plums and exotic fruit and richer flavours of chocolate and dried fruit.
|Nose||Not forward, yet attractively ‘natural’ and in time rich, balanced and very complex. Macerated fruits; pears, plums, cherries. Hints of pineapple develop a light, green, gooseberry-like edge. Delicate scents of wild rose, menthol and polished leather rise above a soft base of Christmas cake or buttery pastry. Water opens it all up elegantly, without altering the main themes.|
|Palate||A smooth and sweet taste, unctuous, yet with light and lively acidity. The soft, delicate, fruity core is cradled by rich, chocolate-edged flavours, the texture, chocolate and fruit combining to evoke a cherry liqueur chocolate truffle. Warming overall, it’s softer with water, when the balance of tastes remains the same, though lighter.|
|Finish||Exciting and complex, the conclusion is long, smooth, gently drying and rich in cocoa.|